Kenneth and Brenda Uphopho are two cultural producers, who are working a quiet magic on the theatre turf. The Lagos Theatre Festival, which they produce, comes up on Friday...
Bewaji’s Wedding Blues hits the stage at Freedom Park
After a successful staging of Story of My Vagina, broadcaster, writer and feminist, Joy Isi Bewaji’s new, award-winning play, Wedding Blues, is set to hit the stage at Freedom Park, Lagos...
A nation without theatre tradition is lost, says Ben Tomoloju
Nigeria theatre as a discipline, as a practice, is vibrant. The only thing wrong so far is the propagation of the ideas of the profession. Theatre needs quite a lot of economic resources to stand like other sectors.
‘In Europe, there is a horrible misconception of the African world’
The first Literary Crossroads in 2017 featured Indra Wussow, who is the editor of aE AfrikAWunderhornaE and a series of African fictions published in German publishing house, Wunderhornae.
I work toward the liberation of women, but I’m not feminist, says Buchi Emecheta
Foremost Nigerian novelist and author, Florence Onyebuch ‘Buchi’ Emecheta, passed away on Wednesday in her London home at the age of 72.
You have to be like a child when you are writing for children, says Ezeigbo
Akachi Ezeigbo is a professor of English. Currently at Federal University, Ndife-Alike Ekwo, Ebonyi State, Ezeigbo is novelist, poet, gender expert and award-winning writer of children’s literature. In this encounter at the convention...
Oladimeji… Foretelling the future from the past
That Africa is the cradle of civilization is not in doubt, given many archeological finds and evidence to show. Egypt stands out as a veritable take off point, with its amazing pyramids, mythic tombs of Pharaohs....
Akinosho… Geologist in love with the arts
As a student of Federal School of Arts and Science on Adeyemo Alakija Street, Akinosho used to walk down the street with friends and their girls to enjoy ice cream at Falomo Shopping Centre.
Government’s failure to challenge universities, industries on research ethos bane of Nigeria’s development, Says Darah
We want to devote this year in helping to do advocacy work. We will look for an entry point. If we just say that we want to promote culture, they will say ‘ah, GG, you have started again; are you not tired?’ So, we are using...
It is an exhilarating experience to be recognised by your own country, says Tanure Ojaide
Prof. Tanure Ojaide is an expert on African oral literature, whose poetry taps from his native Urhobo udje oral traditions. He has also written extensively on issues in the troubled Niger Delta region.
The art Of good news from Owoyemi
The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe, he creates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.